The solid-liquid interface morphology and the micro-physical process near the moving phase boundary during natural convection melting of a horizontal layer of ice by an overlying pool of salt solution were studied experimentally. A cathetometer which amplifies the interface region was used to measure the ice melting rate. Also measured were the temperature transients of the liquid pool. Within the experimental conditions, the ice melting rate was found to be very sensitive to the ratio of pool-to-ice melt density.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1984|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering